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    Blood test. Need help reading.

    Hi guys,

    I'm going to post my blood test results right below this........ I wanted to post on in color so it would be easier for you to read and note my concerns.

    just a little bit of information about me. I am a white 46-year-old male. I work out. About 4 to 5 days a week. No health problems started HRT treatment two months ago.

    The first month I did 100 mg per week, split up into two 50 mg doses, and had blood work done and saw very little to no results in my testosterone level.

    So the second month, I upped my dosages to 200 mg per week, split up into two 100 mg doses each week ................ and I just got my blood test results back and I'm a little concerned.


    I have not been taking any other medications with my testosterone injections because I've read on this board, It's better to start off with one drug, and see how your body reacts and then add drugs as necessary.

    Any feedback or input would be greatly appreciated?

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Test Name
    Results
    Units
    FLAG
    Reference Ranges
    CBC WITH DIFFERENTIAL /PLATELET
    WBC
    8.3
    x10E3/uL
    4.0-10.5
    RBC
    5.15
    x10E3/uL
    4.14--5.80
    Hemoglobin
    13.6
    g/dL
    12.6-17.7
    Hematocrit
    42.1
    %
    37.5-51.0
    MCV
    82
    fL
    79-97
    MCH
    26.4
    pg
    LOW
    26.6-33.0
    MCHC
    32.3
    g/dl
    31.5-35.7
    RDW
    13.6
    %
    12.3-15.4
    Platelets
    321
    x10E3/uL
    140-415
    Neutrophils
    58
    %
    40-74
    Ltmphs
    32
    %
    14-46
    Monocytes
    7
    %
    13-Apr
    EoS
    3
    %
    0-7
    Basos
    0
    %
    0-3
    Neutrophils (Absolute)
    4.7
    x10E3/uL
    1.8-7.8
    Lymphs (Absolute)
    2.7
    x10E3/uL
    0.7-4.5
    Monocytes (Absoulte)
    0.6
    x10E3/uL
    0.1-1.0
    EoS (Absoulte)
    0.2
    x10E3/uL
    0.0-0.4
    Basos (Absoulte)
    0
    x10E3/uL
    0.0-0.2
    Immature Granulocytes
    0
    %
    0-2
    Immature Grans (Abs)
    0
    x10E3/uL
    0.0-0.1
    Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
    Glucose, Serum
    77
    mg/dl
    65-99
    BUN
    23
    mg/dl
    24-Jun
    Creatinine, Serum
    1.01
    mg/dl
    0.76-1.27
    eGFR If NonAfrican Am
    89
    ml/min/1.73
    >59
    eGFR If African Am
    103
    ml/min/1.73
    >59
    Bun/Creatinine Ratio
    23
    High
    9--20
    Sodium, Serum
    137
    mmol/L
    134-144
    Potassium, serum
    5
    mmol/L
    3.5-5.2
    Chloride, serum
    101
    mmol/L
    97-108
    Carbon dioxide, total
    24
    mmol/L
    20-32
    Calcium, serum
    9.3
    mg/dl
    8.7-10.2
    Protein, total, serum
    7
    g/dL
    6.0-8.5
    Albumin, Serum
    4.4
    g/dL
    3.5-5.5
    Globulin, Total
    2.6
    g/dL
    1.5-4.5
    A/G Ratio
    1.7
    1.1-2.5
    Bilirubin, Total
    0.7
    mg/dl
    0.0-1.2
    Alkaline Phosphatase, S
    49
    IU/L
    25-150
    AST (SGOT)
    32
    IU/L
    0-40
    A LT (SGPT)
    28
    IU/L
    0-44
    Testosterone, Free/Tot Equilib
    Testosterone, Serum
    863
    ng/dl
    348-1197
    Testosterone, Free
    22.35
    ng/dl
    High
    5.00-21.00
    % Free Testosterone
    2.59
    %
    1.50-4.20
    Luteinizing Hormone (LH), S
    LH
    <0.2
    mIU/mL
    Low
    1.7-8.6
    FSH, Serum
    FSH
    0.2
    mIU/mL
    LOW
    1.5-12.4
    Estradiol
    Estradiol
    52.4
    pg/mL
    7.6-42.6

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Bump..........

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Everything looks pretty normal or just barely out of range.

    Test looks good, estradiol is a bit high but nothing to be concerned about. LH and FSH are going to be shutdown from the exogenous test so that is normal also.

    How do you feel?

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Popeyes, thanks for the feed back!

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Ditto with what Popeye said. What were you worried about? More important is how do you feel?

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Yup, looks good.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Thanks so much guys! I get more accurate advice here then I do from my Doctor.

    My concerns was the high and low areas noted on the blood test not knowing for sure what each line item really meant.

    What about my Bun/Creatinine ratio.... It shows to be high.....what exactly is this?

    Again let me say a very big thanks to all who have respond to my post I really look to this board for guidance.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Just from working out your bun/creatine will be high. Not a big deal.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Thanks for the heads up Dfeaton,

    I noticed on my blood test that my MCH was low.... What exactly is this?

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_co...lar_hemoglobin

    It's marginal low. No need to worry about it.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Looks fine no reason for concern in any regard.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    Thanks Cashout,

    How long should I wait before doing blood test again?

    P.S....I took your advice on treating my acne as I had cronic acne growing up.....long story short i'm not having any acne problems what so ever.

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    Re: Blood test. Need help reading.

    At this point you've got a pretty good baseline established.

    I would leave your protocol "as is" - i.e. 200 mgs per week split into two shots one on Mon AM and one on Thurs PM. Test again in about 6 weeks.

    Also, now is the time to start to focus on your diet. Small steps to see what type of fine tuning you can get out of that now.

    How are you feeling?

    Originally Posted by hogs4us2 View Post
    Thanks Cashout,

    How long should I wait before doing blood test again?

    P.S....I took your advice on treating my acne as I had cronic acne growing up.....long story short i'm not having any acne problems what so ever.

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